Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield by Susan Goldman Rubin
Add to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield

Best Seller
Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield by Susan Goldman Rubin
Hardcover $17.99
Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9780763679941

Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9780763679941 | Middle Grade (8-12)

    Buy from Other Retailers:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

This slim book features full-page, color illustrations throughout, and the text quotes Seacole’s memoir to give the narrative the flavor of her era, personality, and experiences. It is a riveting story that deserves attention. Both biography and subject are unique and inspiring.
—Kirkus Reviews

Pope’s digital illustrations follow Jeanette Winter’s tack: rounded, slightly naïve figures in simple compositions counterpoint the harsh complexities of the subject matter. Manageable length and smooth, direct narration bode well for classroom use, encouraging exploration of both contemporary racial attitudes and medical practice—as well as why a proper lady might attend a battle in her signature pearls.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Rubin sprinkles Seacole’s own words throughout the book, bringing in some of her larger-than-life personality. The text is longer than a typical picture-book biography, making this a good choice for readers who may be ready for but intimidated by chapter-book biographies. Pope’s illustrations have the difficult job of showing the devastating circumstances Seacole often finds herself in as a battlefield nurse, and his soft, cartoony watercolors deftly walk that line. Back matter includes source notes and a brief bibliography.
—The Horn Book

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Susan Goldman Rubin
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top